Local Competitions 2018

The aim of the competition is to encourage local people to help make the town of Wimborne Minster a more attractive place in which to live, work and visit. The competition is intended to be 'Fun' and open to anyone who lives within the town boundary of Wimborne Minster whether you have a beautiful hanging basket or pretty frontage, you are welcome to have a go. Trophies donated by local businesses and individuals are amongst the prizes to be won for several of the competition categories.

Results: 2018


Art & Poetry Competitions 2018 ...

Wimborne in Bloom hold an annual competition for both Painting and Poetry. These competitions are open to all who live or have a connection, through local organisations, with Wimborne. There are different categories dependent on age.

For 2018 the title for the Poetry and Art competitions is "Wimborne Transport Through The Ages"

Art: The work maybe in any medium, see entry form for maximum size and the full set of rules. Prizes will be awarded and all entries will be on public display in The Minster from 2nd - 16th July. Full rules and entry forms can be found here. For the Under 16s competition there will be prizes in six groups:

Poetry: All you have to do is to write a poem with a title of "Wimborne Transport Through The Ages" that is no more than 40 lines, and has not been previously published. Two categories: Under 18s and Adults. The competition is open to all residents and those connected with Wimborne through schools and local organisations. Full details on how to enter can be found here.

The Art and Poetry competitions are now closed

Results: 2018


Duck Race 2018 ...

1000 Ducks bob their way down the river Allen, avoiding reeds, fish and bridges as they hurtle towards the finish line. Sponsor a duck for the chance of winning one of several cash prizes, all proceeds go towards Wimborne in Bloom funds. This year the race takes place on Saturday 25th August 2018.

Results: 2017


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Local Competition - How to enter (now closed) ...

The Annual Wimborne in Bloom Local Competition will take place during the week commencing Monday 16th July. Competition entry forms are now available from the Tourist Information Centre, The Library and other venues in Town. There are categories for everyone to enter and prizes to be won. They include Best Front or Back Garden, Best Hanging Basket, Best Display of Hanging Baskets or Window Boxes and Best Shop Window Display with the theme 'Wimborne Transport Through the Ages' also for Best Public House, overall outside display.

Please do not think your garden, window box etc., is not good enough. If everyone thought like that we would have no entries! Last year we had just short of 100 entries and it would be good to at least equal that number again. Please have a go and get into the spirit of this local competition.

Step 1: From the list of Competition Categories select one or more that you would like to compete in.

Step 2: Obtain an Entry Form - you can print off a copy from here, or obtain a copy from several of the shops and outlets in the Town, or contact the Committee Chairman for a copy.

Step 3: Send the completed entry form to: Anthony Oliver, 34 Park Lane, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1LD (Tel. 01202 888703 or email: witsend@familyoliver.org.uk by: Wednesday 11th July 2018

The judges will be looking for: overall impression; variety of plants; good quality plants; general tidiness and absence of litter


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Previous Years Results

Local Competition 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003
Dumbleton Shield Competition 2009, 2007
Poetry Competition 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009,2008, 2007, 2006
Art Competition 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
Duck Race 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Planter on The Square, Wimborne Minster

Picture: Planter on The Square, Wimborne Minster